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PARENT VOICE

 

The Alliance works with multiple parent groups, including the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council, the Birth Parent National Network, and the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership.  We also honor all of the work that our members do to partner with parents at the state and community level.  The Alliance’s parent organizations generate and create, both individually and collaboratively, many resources that share their parent voice.  It is our hope that the resources you find here will help you share and celebrate Parent Voice!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) and the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) worked together to create What Gets Your Wheels Spinning? —  a resource to celebrate the voice of parents and how families are going positive places in their lives by building protective factors through everyday actions. The flip side of this resource gives more information about the work of the Alliance to support parent partnerships across the country.  The ANPPC and BPNN provide some suggestions for ways you can begin down this path by taking action today! Download by clicking on the image below.

To Learn More about additional resources from the Alliance and our parent groups to support more effective parent partnerships, download this Resource Page

IMAGES TO SHARE

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) has created the image(s) below for you to share on your social media and with your networks. All year long, but especially during April – Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month — is a great time to focus on building Protective Factors. The images below share key ideas about three Protective Factors: Parental Resilience, Social Connections and Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development.  They also link to the Need 2 Know Infographics, which share specific ways that parents are building Protective Factors through Everyday Actions.

Downloading the Images

When you click to download the images, you will be able to download a jpeg. of the image and also a PDF.  Web links will not be live in a jpeg, so be sure to include the link provided with the image when sharing on social media.  You can attach the PDF to a social media post, but the image will not be visible.  The PDF will be useful for posting and sharing via email.

 

 

Everyday Actions That Build Resilience

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parents across the country are building Parental Resilience.  Explore the full Parental Resilience tool on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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Everyday Actions That Build Social Connections

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parents across the country are building Social Connections.  Explore the full Social Connections Infographic on the Alliance website at: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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Everyday Actions That Build Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

(Suggested Message for Sharing on Social Media)

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council has been collecting concrete examples of how parent acros the country are building Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development.  Explore the full Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development Infographic on the Alliance website at:: https://ctfalliance.org/partnering-with-parents/anppc/#resources

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A Tool to Help Create More Effective Partnerships!

The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) conducted an environmental scan to learn how organizations are currently partnering with parents.  They brainstormed the top 10 questions that would help them learn more about how effective parent partnerships are being built and sustained across the country.  The front page of this tool shares the results of the scan.

On the flip side you will find a conversation tool for parent and organizational partners to discuss where they are in the journey toward building and sustaining more effective partnerships.  This tool could be used in a conversation cafe, a parent-provider meeting, or in any situation where parent and organizational partners are working together to build protective factors and strengthen families and communities.